Charcuterie boards are not a good idea when you are serving too many guests at a wedding. Charcuterie cups for wedding is the perfect alternative!
Mini individual charcuterie cups are great; you can make as many as the guests you expect. This way, guests can have all delicacies. Charcuterie cups are fun to make and look great. Not only for weddings, but you can also make it for cocktail parties. You can customize them in so many ways and add your favorite assortments.
This article will guide you on how to make a perfect charcuterie cup. We will guide you to make cups and also help you to customize them with your favorite ingredients. So before further ado, let’s hit straight to our topic.
How to Make Easy Individual Charcuterie Cups for Weddings?
Charcuterie boards can be too big and bulky. And you may have to make too many as for each table you need one. Instead of making charcuterie boards, you can make charcuterie cups for individual servings. It’s a great and safe way of serving. Since Covid, everyone has become too conscious and must follow safety instructions.
How to Select the Charcuterie Cup?
You can buy special charcuterie cups available in the market; small glasses, jars, or special charcuterie cups available in the market can be used. The size of the cup depends on the number of items you want to fill in the cup. Usually, 4-8 oz cups are used. See how we have assembled small charcuterie boxes. For the wedding, we recommend 8 oz glasses. However, you can use smaller cups if you have too many kids as a guest, like at a birthday party.
The material of cups or jars is a personal choice as well. You can use available paper-made cups, glasses, or plastic cups. For an elegant wedding occasion, glasses seem more classy and elegant.
Skewers add to the beauty of charcuterie cups and allow guests to eat comfortably. Different types of skewers are available in the market. You can use bamboo skewers or fancy stainless steel skewers as well. Make sure you choose the height according to the size of your glass. We have chosen two types of skewers of different sizes, as each cup will have a long and smaller skewer.
Individual cups are fun and easy to make. You can make them in advance and serve them at the last minute. Let’s see what some essential elements of a wedding charcuterie cup.
Fresh cheeses cut in the shape of cubes, circles, and slices are too easy to eat right from the cup. You can select two to three types of cheeses for charcuterie cups, fresh cheese, and hard blocks are easier to serve. You better avoid creamy and semi-firm cheese like camembert.
We have chosen cheddar cheese blocks. Any other hard blocks like Gruyere, Havarti, or Mozerrlla balls as well. We have used a block of cheddar cheese. gouda and mozerella cheese. Use thick cheddar cheese and cut them into a heart shape with a cookie cutter. Read more about selecting cheese for a charcuterie board.
For Cup charcuterie, Slices of salami and ham are easier to serve. You can double-fold the salami slices and put it in the glass. We used a salami slices on the skewer and placed a slice of ham and fuette sausages in the cup. You can use other deli meat slices and even sausages in the cup.
Fruits add freshness, taste, and color to your charcuterie cup. They are the most important elements. We have used purple grapes along with tangerine segments. A tangerine segment on the skewer looks cute. A big orange slice gives charcuterie color and freshness. You can use any other seasonal fruits, like raspberries and strawberries, in a cup and put them on skewers.
Instead of fruit, you could also opt for olives as well – just make sure you get the seedless types, since no one wants to have to spit out the pits – especially not at a wedding! Here are the best olives and how to pair them for your next charcuterie platter, tray, box, cone, or skewer.
Besides fruits, you can add cucumber sticks, cherry tomatoes, and pickles to the skewers. Olives go very well with cured meat and cheese. So we have used black and green olives.
Nuts and Bread
These add a lot of crunch, sweet, and nutty flavor to the charcuterie. Candied nuts, dates, crackers, cheese crackers, toasted baguettes, and breadsticks are perfect for small charcuterie cups. We have added cheese crackers that give crunch and go well with cured meat slices and cheese.
Jams Dips and Spreads
Although jams, dips, and spreads are great to have on a charcuterie, it is more appropriate to have it for a small intimate dinner or snack than at a large even like a wedding. I would definitely skip any kind of jams, dips, or spreads on a charcuterie at a wedding – they get messy, and no one wants their tuxedo or brand new dress with jam on it.
How to Assemble Skewers to Give Height to Charcuterie cups?
You can add some height to charcuterie cups with skewers. We have used two types of skewers of different heights. For skewers, you can use a wooden or stainless steel ones. We have prepared one cheese cube, olive, folded salami slice, and a heart cut from a slice of cheddar cheese on the top.
For the second skewer we have four purple grapes with an tangrine carpel on the top for the smaller skewer. Finish setting with a slice of orange in each glass.
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